Russian Doll: Season 2

  • 07 May - 13 May, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly

Season two of Russian Doll is now streaming on Netflix. It’s been four years since Nadia relived her 36th birthday over and over again, and now she’s about to turn 40. In the intervening four years, she’s learned that the universe is not something to be messed with, and she’s spent every birthday with fellow time loop traveller Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett), waiting to see what happens. But life does go on. Maxine (Greta Lee) wants to plan a big soiree for Nadia, but she just wants to chill with Alan; her godmother Ruth (Elizabeth Ashley) keeps getting into fender benders that send her to the ER. So, it’s still shocking to Nadia when she gets on the 6 train at the 77th St. station, and comes out at Astor Place – in 1982. She finds a matchbook in her coat that tells her to meet a guy named Chez (Sharlto Copley), who seems like a slimeball, but a slimeball who knows her. Three years after its first season, Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland could have rested on their laurels and picked up Nadia’s story right where it left off in Russian Doll Season 1, with her and Alan figuring out life now that they’ve merged timelines and aren’t living the same day over and over again.